(Daytona International Speedway) July 01, 2017

Nuts and Bolts:

Scott Lagasse Jr. along with 39 other drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series raced 11 laps on Friday night, but would have to wait to complete the 100 lap race on Saturday afternoon due to thunderstorms in the Daytona area.

It was an exciting 11 laps on Friday night as Scott Jr. was on the charge toward the front, working his way through the field gaining 10 positions. Fast forward to Saturday afternoon, and as soon as the green flag flew, Scott Jr. continued that momentum forward, and raced his way up inside the top-10 for most of the day. With 20 to go, Scott Jr. had the Florida Lottery/ SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ JGL Racing entry in the top-5 but with lots of pushing and shoving all around Scott was having to focus on avoiding cars spinning and wrecking. Throughout the mess Scott Jr. was shuffled rearward and out of the draft but battled back to a hard earned 14th place finish.

Push to Talk: Scott Lagasse Jr.

TeamSLR“What a weekend! I cannot thank Mr. Whitener and this JGL Racing team enough for the opportunity to race this fast Florida Lottery/ SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ Toyota Camry. We had such a good car, and it was a lot of fun racing in the top-5 with just a few laps remaining. I’m just disappointed we weren’t able to finish there. Our team worked hard and smart from the preparation to come here to the execution of having a fast car and I am grateful that they chose me to wheel it. Our SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ American Cancer Society message continues to raise awareness about cancer to the many watching the race at the track and at home on TV.”

“Thank You to the Florida Lottery for being on board and for this great program for students. Florida Lottery is a great partner, and I know first hand because this program put me through college, and that’s why I am so happy that we were able to promote their Bright Futures Scholarship program this weekend.”

“Also a special shout out to my partners at the Florida Department of Transportation and our Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Program that does so much for Floridians to save lives. Please be ALERT TODAY FLORIDA, Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident!”

Press Article: Florida Times Union
St. Augustine Native Scott Lagasse: Daytona Xfinity race


About the Florida Lottery:
The Florida Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenues for the enhancement of public education in Florida. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Florida Lottery transferred $1.5 billion to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund. The Florida Lottery Bright Futures Scholar Program (, which is primarily funded by the Florida Lottery, was created in 1997 by the Florida Legislature to assist students in pursuing postsecondary educational and career goals. Since the program’s inception, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $4.85 billion to send more than 725,000 students to college.

About American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to save and celebrate lives while leading the fight for a world without cancer. Until this mission is accomplished, the American Cancer Society ( will be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients and spreading the word about prevention. All so we can live longer – and better. Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to their treatments. The Road to Recovery – a program organized by ACS – provided nearly 335,000 rides to treatment and other related appointments in 2016. You can donate to the Road to Recovery program by visiting

About Screen Your Machine™:
SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ is Scott Lagasse Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today as a colon cancer survivor because he got screened Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for The American Cancer Society ( and Fight Colorectal Cancer ( In addition to launching SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™, Scott recently spoke during a TEDx conference on his personal experience and currently is the focus of a National PSA for FCRC. Scotty is utilizing his motorsports platform which includes NASCAR, the Trans Am Sport Car Series and Dirt Car racing, to reach every motorsports fan (represents 33% of all adults in this country) with his plea to!

About the Florida DOT:
The “Alert Today Alive Tomorrow” media campaign was rolled out in the ten Florida counties with the highest numbers of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries. The message that “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit Follow on Twitter: @AlertTodayFL and Facebook: /AlertTodayFlorida.

About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. (Scotty) has been a driven individual from an early age, excelling in sports and as a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Scotty’s commitment to excel in racing began at age 7 and includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. He is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, an avid cyclist and recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Please visit Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

About Fight Colorectal Cancer: is a national nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for a cure. It was founded in 2005 by Nancy Roach, a nationally-recognized patient advocate who witnessed the need for colorectal cancer advocacy after her mother-in-law’s diagnosis. The organization plays an important role in rallying colorectal cancer advocates to action. Fight CRC is known for activism and patient empowerment throughout patient, academic, political, scientific, medical and nonprofit communities. With a mission focused on advocacy, research, patient education and awareness, the organization serves advocates in every state of the U.S. and many others around the world. Fight CRC is a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to colorectal cancer programs. To learn more, visit

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